A & M To Host Varsity Equestrian Championship
NCAA sport of equestrian would like to announce the Second Varsity
Equestrian Championship to be held Friday, April 18, at Texas
A & M Universitys Dick Freeman Arena in College Station,
student-athletes from NCAA Division I and II equestrian programs
have qualified to compete in Hunter Seat Over Fences, Hunter Seat
Under Saddle, Western Horsemanship and Reining classes at the
Varsity Equestrian Championship. Riders from Kansas State University,
Auburn University, Texas A & M University, University of South
Carolina, Stonehill College, Brown University, West Texas A &
M University, California State University - Fresno State, Sacred
Heart University, Pace University and Oklahoma State University
will compete for the Hunt Seat Team Championship, the Western
Team Championship and the Overall Team Championship. Please contact
the Texas A & M Equestrian Team coach at 979-845-1094 for
more information on attending the event.
Equestrian is a NCAA emerging sport. The NCAA defines an emerging
sport as; a sport recognized by the NCAA that is intended
to provide additional athletics opportunities to female student-athletes.
For more information about equestrian and the NCAA please contact
Andrea Ice, Assistant Director, NGB Services, at 859-225-6977
or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Equestrian Inc., as the National Equestrian Federation of the
U.S., is the regulatory body for the Olympic and World Championship
sports of dressage, driving, endurance, eventing, reining, show
jumping, and vaulting, as well as 19 other breeds and disciplines
of equestrian competition. As
the country's largest multi-breed organization, the Federation
has over 80,000 members and recognizes more than 2,800 competitions
nationwide each year. It governs all aspects of competition, including
educating and licensing all judges, stewards, and technical delegates
who officiate at these shows.
The vision of USA Equestrian is to provide leadership for equestrian
sport in the United States of America, promoting the pursuit of
excellence from the grass roots to the Olympic Games, based on
a foundation of fair, safe competition and the welfare of its
horses, and embracing this vision, to be the best national equestrian
federation in the world.